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PFLP-GC leader dies in Syria

May 18, 2013 9:33 P.M. (Updated: May 19, 2013 8:56 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command leader Ibrahim Salama passed away in Syria on Saturday, the group said in a statement.

Salama, also known as Abu Arab, was one of the founders of the PFLP-GC and spent 13 years in Israeli prisons before being released in a swap deal in 1979.

Salama, 65, was also a writer and poet, the statement added, and passed away in Damascus after a long illness.

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